Wanted - Fiji Green hardtop

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PaulI
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Wanted - Fiji Green hardtop

Post by PaulI » Tue 27 Dec, 2016 21:31

Thank you!

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Re: Wanted - Fiji Green hardtop

Post by BladeRunner919 » Sat 31 Dec, 2016 12:12

If you really want a hardtop for such a rare colour I would suggest you just buy any hardtop and have it painted. You could be waiting years for one in the correct colour (assuming any were made in Fiji in the first place).

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Re: Wanted - Fiji Green hardtop

Post by z3ddie » Sat 31 Dec, 2016 13:45

I have a Topaz blue 2.8 auto and was looking for a hardtop same colour - instead went for a black one and I personally think it looks great - seeing as the softop is black it sort of 'compliments' the winter look

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Re: Wanted - Fiji Green hardtop

Post by bertiejaffa » Sat 31 Dec, 2016 14:25

BladeRunner919 wrote:If you really want a hardtop for such a rare colour I would suggest you just buy any hardtop and have it painted. You could be waiting years for one in the correct colour (assuming any were made in Fiji in the first place).

Just to add to this, if you do find one in the right colour it is very unlikely that after 20 years of being taken on and off and stored in a garage (usually on some kind of aftermarket stand and with the OEM cover that never fits) that you are ever going to get one that doesnt need a bit of repainting anyway - therefore I would seriously consider the respray option - they are after all pretty much the size of a bonnet with no fiddly bits so you could probably get a respray for 200-300 quid and it would be mint.
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Re: Wanted - Fiji Green hardtop

Post by spurs fan in a coupe » Sat 31 Dec, 2016 17:47

I have a dark green one for sale if you are interested in Woking, Surrey.

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Re: Wanted - Fiji Green hardtop

Post by Del » Sat 31 Dec, 2016 18:33

I reckon you'll struggle to get one in that rarer colour. I'm not sure whether the hardtops (when OE) were readily available in every Z3 colour. I struggled to find an Artic Silver one and in the end bought a Titan Silver one that came up fairly close to where I live, with all the BMW kit extras. Your options are respray or professional wrap in a contrast colour like black or carbon fibre.

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Re: Wanted - Fiji Green hardtop

Post by z3ddie » Sat 31 Dec, 2016 18:54

Ohhh Carbon Fibre wrap - mine is going to get redone after it comes off and never gave that a thought doing a wrap on it - great shout

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Re: Wanted - Fiji Green hardtop

Post by BladeRunner919 » Sat 31 Dec, 2016 20:38

A few years ago someone on here did their hardtop in matt black wrap and it looked really good because it kind of retained the look of the soft top.

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Re: Wanted - Fiji Green hardtop

Post by g8jka » Sun 01 Jan, 2017 16:27

Gookah has his wrapped in satin black, looks great. I think it was brianh who had his wrapped in black a while ago on is dakar 3.0 which also looked great.
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PaulI
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Re: Wanted - Fiji Green hardtop

Post by PaulI » Tue 03 Jan, 2017 11:33

I'm still hopeful of finding one.

When I had my original Dakar Z3 in 1999, I was thinking of buying a hardtop for it then. iirc the deal with BMW was that you could have the hardtop for £1199, and the fitting kit was an extra £125 fitted. Common colours were in stock, but the Dakar yellow top was on 10 week delivery, special order. I didn't buy in the end.

I met a lady in Staines riverside car park at the time with a Fiji 1.9, and she had a hardtop with it which I presume was original, so at least 1 exists from the day. I took a photo of both our cars together, but alas cannot find it.

If I need any paint done, I may well go down the route of having one sprayed. appreciate the point that they are coming up for nigh on 20 years old now, and not always stored carefully! Bit like the cars themselves I guess...

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Re: Wanted - Fiji Green hardtop

Post by BladeRunner919 » Tue 03 Jan, 2017 11:49

Bear in mind that even the one you once saw could be a different colour by now!

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Re: Wanted - Fiji Green hardtop

Post by bertiejaffa » Thu 05 Jan, 2017 02:34

BladeRunner919 wrote:Bear in mind that even the one you once saw could be a different colour by now!
Probably Dakar Yellow - on BrianH 3.0l :lol:
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Re: Wanted - Fiji Green hardtop

Post by Brian H » Thu 05 Jan, 2017 12:21

bertiejaffa wrote:
BladeRunner919 wrote:Bear in mind that even the one you once saw could be a different colour by now!
Probably Dakar Yellow - on BrianH 3.0l :lol:
Ha ha, mine is a true factory Dakar HT, up until the point I bought this HT I had never seen a Dakar top for sale. I bought it the day it came up for sale and then travelled 600+ miles to get it.

Previous to this I did wrap a silver hardtop in Matt black, it looked great.

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Re: Wanted - Fiji Green hardtop

Post by ladders » Sun 12 Mar, 2017 17:19

Hi Paul,
I have a z3 hardtop in hellrot red with screws and fixing spanner, has heated screen.Comes with
Storage trolley .In very good condition. Reason for sale, I have sold my car .£500 o.n.o
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Re: Wanted - Fiji Green hardtop

Post by PaulI » Thu 16 Mar, 2017 19:33

ladders wrote:Hi Paul,
I have a z3 hardtop in hellrot red with screws and fixing spanner, has heated screen.Comes with
Storage trolley .In very good condition. Reason for sale, I have sold my car .£500 o.n.o
Ladders
Hi Ladders, thanks for the offer, I'm going to hold off buying a hardtop for a few months, just splashed out on some style 42 alloys!

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